Global Health Centre
Current Perspectives on Drug Policy

Short course: The New Diplomacy of Global Health

International Geneva Global Health Platform
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In-person only: Geneva Graduate Institute, Maison de la paix

Upon applications

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Course Description

This is an in-person course designed for professionals working in the Geneva Global Health space, offered by the International Geneva Global Health Platform. It offers an introduction to the new diplomacy of Global Health, providing insight and perspectives into what is at stake in Global Health after COVID-19, and in light of emerging geopolitical rifts, biotechnological and financial developments and controversies, and the move to decolonise global health. For professionals new to Geneva and/or Global Health, the course offers the practical knowledge needed to successfully navigate International Geneva’s Global Health space. More seasoned practitioners will be able to update their knowledge of contemporary issues. The course also offers participants invaluable networking opportunities.


Course Topics

  • The new context of global health diplomacy
  • Global health architecture
  • “Geneva confidential”
  • Global health governance
  • Decolonising global health
  • Intellectual property & access to medicines 
  • Instruments to govern global health
  • Negotiation exercises

The course will be taught by faculty from the Geneva Graduate Institute and other leading subject matter experts. 


Course Details

  • The Global Health Centre is pleased to offer this course free of charge. Please note: Participants are responsible for their own travel and related costs.
  • The course will be conducted in English.
  • The course will take place in person only over three days: 3, 4 and 5 July 2023, 13:00-18:00 CEST at the Geneva Graduate Institute (total 15 hours).
  • Participants are expected to attend all 3 days of the course in order to receive a Certificate of Course Completion issued by the Global Health Centre.
  • A maximum of 45 participants can be accepted.
  • Deadline to apply: Friday 26 May 2023.

Applicants will be notified of the result of the selection process on a rolling basis.


Application Requirements

  1. Complete the survey here.
  2. Pre-selected participants will be required to send, within 3 days of notification, a letter of recommendation signed by their supervisor or manager. Details will be provided to those who are pre-selected.


Applications will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Strength of the statement of motivation;
  • At least one relevant work experience with work responsibilities pertaining to Global Health and/or participation in policy-making negotiations;
  • Ability to attend all 3 days of the course;
  • Regional and organisational balance (diversity);
  • Letter of recommendation.

Mark your calendars! 
A one-day course on Innovation and Access to Medicines will be offered on 16 November 2023



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